Univar Solutions and BASF expand collaboration – BASF

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ, and DOWNERS GROVE, IL, September 6, 2022 – Effective October 1, 2022, Univar Solutions, a leading global solutions provider to users of specialty ingredients and chemicals, has been named the exclusive distributor for BASF’s Chemical Intermediates’ Pure Methyl Formate (MeFo) in the United States and Canada. With this agreement, BASF and Univar Solutions expand their collaboration to better serve customers through a host of sustainable solutions across a range of applications.
“We continue to be honored and excited to expand our partnership and portfolio of offerings with BASF – matching up innovative chemistry with our best-in-class sales and marketing team and a reliable, sustainable, and flexible service model to the United States and Canadian markets,” said Brian Jurcak, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing Management and Global Trade for Univar Solutions.
“Univar Solutions has a proven track record of market knowledge and growth in the industry,” said Jarrett Russell, Business Director, Polyalcohols and Acids, Chemical Intermediates, Americas for BASF. “As a result, BASF is looking forward to partnering with Univar Solutions to exclusively represent our Methyl Formate product line in the United States and Canada.  Univar Solutions’ ability to provide excellent customer service and delivery reliability should continue to make customers successful.”
BASF’s Pure Methyl Formate is utilized by customers for quick-drying finishes, as a blowing agent for some polyurethane foam applications and as a replacement of hydrochlorofluorocarbons and hydrocarbons in polyurethane, polystyrene, and polyolefin foams. Methyl Formate is also used as a solvent in a variety of process applications, as a blowing agent for a variety of polymers, and as a binder in the foundry industry.
About BASF
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is a subsidiary of BASF SE and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. BASF has more than 16,700 employees in North America and had sales of $25.9 billion in 2021. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com/us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.
About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions USA Inc. and Univar Solutions Canada Ltd. are subsidiaries of Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR), a leading global commodity and specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world’s leading producers. With the industry’s largest private transportation fleet and technical sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools, the Company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. While fulfilling its purpose to help keep communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe, Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and focus on Growing Together. Learn more at univarsolutions.com.